Wilby Wonderful
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The residents of Wilby, Nova Scotia, learn the importance a day can make as scandal weighs heavily on their conscience in the sophomore feature from Canadian playwright-turned-filmmaker Daniel MacIvor. Suicidal Dan Jarvis (James Allodi) is longing to find a reason to live, and as Buddy and Carol Franch's (Paul Gross and Sandra Oh) marriage falls to pieces, single mom Sandra Anderson (Rebecca Jenkins) seeks male companionship to relieve the strain of raising a child alone and unlucky painter Duck MacDonald (Callum Keith Rennie) struggles to overcome his own nagging problems. On the horizon,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite its hipster-coffeehouse soundtrack, foul mouth, randy characters, and violent patches, Wilby is wholesome and ultimately remarkable for its optimism."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"A fine ensemble cast and a low-key approach that's both charming and a little dull."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Writer/director Daniel MacIvor does a wonderful job of establishing this small town..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"About as Canadian as Canadian movies get. And no, that's not a good thing."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"Wilby Wonderful tries to be audience-friendly without pandering."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Wilby Wonderful is pleasant enough storytelling with a handful of truly brilliant scenes."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
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